Health depends on a number of factors – genetics, lifestyle, exposure to unknown toxic substances, and luck. You can live the healthiest lifestyle and still get cancer. A few lucky people can break every lifestyle rule for good health and still live to a ripe old age. Unfortunately, you do not know for sure which hand you are dealt. Currently, most people live in a state of denial with their health risks and this prevents preparation for the likelihood of potentially bad outcomes. Wouldn’t it be better if we accepted our health risks and planned for those outcomes in advance?
Doctors clash frequently with patients over “compliance” – that is, following their recommendations for good health or to restore health. Examples are limitless – the patient with diabetes who refuses to give up sweets, the patient with an early family history of heart attacks who won’t give up smoking, or the patient with hypertension who won’t cut out the salt.
We all do things we know we shouldn’t do and there is always a reason. Lack of willpower in the moment, depression, peer pressure, costs in time or money, or maybe we just don’t care. Sometimes we get back on the program and sometimes we totally give up. We are human.
If you have a health risk or unhealthy lifestyle, and know that you won’t or can’t do anything to change it, take a different road.
It is important to reassess your attitudes periodically. Maybe previous stress in your life has gone away, and now it is possible to prepare healthier meals. Or you have a new job that allows you to take a 30 minute walking break at lunch. Every little bit of action you take toward your health has the opportunity to improve the outcome or at least make you feel better. Life is not static, and our attitudes are not static either.
By preparing for who you are instead of who you want to be, you can decrease frustration with yourself, your family, and your health care providers. Everyone will be more realistically prepared for the potential outcomes which will save time, heartache, and money. This will help you, your family, and your health care providers have a more harmonious relationship for the rest of your life.
Seniors who pay more for Part B also pay Medicare as much as $76 per month extra for prescription drug coverage, known as Part D.
Here are some cures for aches, pains, and illnesses that you can find in your own kitchen.
If your Grandmother was like mine, she had a million home remedies. My Grandma would mix baking soda and water to settle a tummy ache, and cook up a pot of chicken soup to cure a cold. Recent research has found that all those kitchen chemists, like my Grandma, were on to something. Many of their remedies can cure what ails you!
Chicken soup: Guess what? It really does work. Studies completed at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha found that chicken soup significantly slows the inflammatory process. The more concentrated the soup, the better the results. The researchers couldn’t figure out exactly why it worked, but recipes which are heavy on vegetables produce the best results, according to MSN Health & Fitness.
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